Classroom Code of Conduct
Classrooms, laboratories, technology areas and sports facilities are your place of work. In any workplace there needs to be clearly defined codes of practice and expectations to enable everyone to work in a safe and pleasant environment. It would therefore be helpful if everyone followed the same codes of practice:
1. At the start of the lesson
- Arrive punctually and wait sensibly.
- Enter the classroom quietly on the signal of the teacher.
- Take out books, pens and equipment and put bags away.
- Remain quiet while the register is being taken.
- Expect teachers to enforce the rules, which apply to uniform and jewellery.
2. During the lesson
- Listen when the teacher is giving out information or instructions.
- Raise your hand to ask or answer questions.
- Work sensibly with those around you. Annoying or distracting others is detrimental to you and other students.
- Students who are late with no just cause should expect to be detained for explanation and to make up the work missed.
- All food and drink should be consumed outside the classroom.
- Mobile phones, any other portable devices, MP3 players, gaming machines, magazines, or other distractions are not allowed and will be confiscated.
- Obtain staff permission if it is necessary to leave the room.
- Homework must be recorded in your Academic Journal.
3. At the end of the lesson
- Wait for the teacher to tell you to pack away.
- When told to do so, stand and put chairs under or on the desks as instructed.
- Leave the room as you would wish to find it. Place any litter in the bin.
- Wait quietly until your teacher dismisses you.
4. Please remember...
- Teachers are in the position of parents/guardians while you are in school and in that respect:
- Requests from teachers should be carried out immediately without argument.
- There is no excuse for rudeness, disrespect or insolence towards any member of the school staff.
Good habits will lessen the need for teacher instruction and will promote a more enjoyable working atmosphere.